Finding M37

In the Constellation of Auriga who’s brightest star is Capella, find Theta Aurigae and Elnath Directly East of Capella. M37 lies just before the half way mark and slightly east as you follow the line down from Theta Aurigae. Imaging Clusters are fairly easy to image once you have found the subject and framed your image. You should be able to snap these brighter clusters with just one sub but it is best to play about with the ISO settings and Exposure to bring out more stars within the cluster until you are happy. There was no need for me to stack 10 subs in the image above but either way it came out OK and stacking more subs could possibly show up some of the fainter stars in the cluster.

Specification

Date Taken: 03/04/2018 Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Guided?: N/A Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 400 Exposure Light Frames: 1 x 60 seconds Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: Photoshop CS3

M37

Description: Open Cluster Common Name: Messier 37 Messier Catalogue: 37 NGC: 2099 Constellation: Auriga Size: 14 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: +5.59 Distance: 4.5 Kilo Light Years
(Image from SkySafari 5 Pro)
May - October
© Paul’s Astrophotography 2020

Finding M37

In the Constellation of Auriga who’s brightest star is Capella, find Theta Aurigae and Elnath Directly East of Capella. M37 lies just before the half way mark and slightly east as you follow the line down from Theta Aurigae.

Specification

Date Taken: 03/04/2018 Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Mount: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer Guided?: N/A Camera: Canon EOS 1000D ISO: 400 Exposure Light Frames: 1 x 60 seconds Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: Photoshop CS3

M37

Description: Open Cluster Common Name: Messier 37 Messier Catalogue: 37 NGC: 2099 Constellation: Auriga Size: 14 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: +5.59 Distance: 4.5 Kilo Light Years
May - October
Imaging Clusters are fairly easy to image once you have found the subject and framed your image. You should be able to snap these brighter clusters with just one sub but it is best to play about with the ISO settings and Exposure to bring out more stars within the cluster until you are happy. There was no need for me to stack 10 subs in the image above but either way it came out OK and stacking more subs could possibly show up some of the fainter stars in the cluster.
© Paul’s Astrophotography 2020